The People Behind ShareWell Coffee
Zach is the lead coffee addict at ShareWell Coffee Co. His nickname around town is (fittingly) "The Coffee Guy."
Prior to starting ShareWell, Zach worked under his brother at Mountaineer Coffee and was able to see a coffee business built from the ground up. Later on, Zach ended up moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he had the opportunity to work under John Roos the owner of RoosRoast Coffee.
At RoosRoast, Zach was able to refine his skills as a barista before being promoted to Head Roaster. During that time, Zach became a student of coffee and was fortunate to learned the ins and outs of business and hard-work from John Roos and the RoosRoast crew.
His passion for creating a coffee experience has led to the founding of ShareWell Coffee.
Candice, co-founder, was raised in Hendersonville, attended HHS and graduated from N.C. State.
She's the social media, marketing, promotions, events and people guru at ShareWell Coffee. Candice loves doing anything that involves being active and social and loves exploring and cooking healthy, local, plant-based food.
Candice has gained experience in many different areas through her career path. Logistics, marketing, sales, social media, event planning, program management... to name a few things! She loves to serve ShareWell Coffee and mix and mingle with the community.
Josh's uncle could rest his piping hot cup of coffee on the dashboard of his VW Bug and it would never spill. What was this magical drink that was worth risking severe burns? One morning Josh awoke before the family. Yesterday’s coffee sat cold in the pot. Josh poured himself a cup, sipped, and spit his first cup of coffee on the floor. He’s been hooked ever since.
Josh is a jack-of-all-trades writer, performer, and restauranteur who makes his home with his wife and daughter in Hendersonville, NC. He spent twelve years producing, writing, performing, and directing theatre in Chicago. Josh has also worked in all types of restaurants, from coffee shops to fine dining.
Nowadays, Josh teaches at Hendersonville Elementary and hosts shows and walking tours. He is happy to be working with ShareWell in any capacity. He primarily roasts, runs ShareWell events, and especially enjoys the part about drinking the coffee.
Espresso & Education
Mary first discovered her passion for specialty coffee in 2010 when she worked at a coffee shop and roastery through college. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Women's Studies and uses her educational background to seek integration between the worlds of environmentalism, social equality, and specialty coffee.
In 2015 the mountains called Mary and her husband to move from SWGA to WNC to do some volunteer work. They loved the Blue Ridge mountains so much, they decided to stay. Since then Mary has continued her coffee career as a lead barista in various coffee shops around Hendersonville. If you are from the area and you love coffee, chances are she has made you a latte before.
While she loved getting to work in coffee shop settings, it has been a longtime goal of Mary’s to be involved in coffee on the ground level. She is both a student and a teacher of coffee, and strives to learn and share everything she can. Mary's favorite things about brewing coffee include identifying flavor profiles and pouring latte art.
In her spare time Mary enjoys hiking, gardening, drawing, spending time with family, and of course— drinking coffee.
Mary has received the following Specialty Coffee Association Certifications
Barista Skills Intermediate
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